The Human Services Center's clinical programs and staff members treat a variety of mental health and relationship problems. These can include anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, and child-rearing problems as well as more serious problems such as the hallucinations and delusions that often accompany schizophrenia. Services are provided by highly qualified and licensed professionals that include psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, case managers, and counselors.
A family's first step should always be to walk in or call 724-658-3578. Hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Walk ins are only available at our 130 West North Street facility during these hours of operation.
The Human Services Center charges reasonable fees for its services that often may be paid for through private or public insurance. However, should there be any question regarding payment, our trained staff will guide you through your options. When calling, you should always have your insurance information available. No one is turned away because of lack of resources or inability to pay. Staff can aid you in enrolling in pertinent government funded programs for which you may be eligible.
The Human Services Center has a large number of locations throughout Lawrence County. Principal administrative offices are located at 130 West North Street, New Castle, PA.
Sometimes there is a need for immediate help. Of course, one can always walk in during normal office hours at our West North Street facility in New Castle (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm) A crisis line is available 24/7 at 724-652-9000.
The Human Services Center (HSC), formerly the Lawrence County Mental Health Clinic, was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in 1963. It was located on the second floor of a store front on North Mercer Street in New Castle. With a staff of six clinicians, the Center provided outpatient mental health services from this location from 1963-1980.
In 1981, with the support of a Federal Initial Operations Grant from the Federal government and private donations, the Center acquired and renovated the former St. Mary’s Elementary School building in New Castle. (The building is officially referred to as the Fisher Building in recognition of a major gift from the Faye and Edward Fisher family.) From this location and with the Federal Initial Operations’ Grant, the Human Services Center began offering a full range of community mental health services.
Since 1981, the Human Services Center continued to expand its staff and services. The Center also acquired and developed a number of properties in Lawrence County to accommodate this expansion. Currently, with a staff of approximately 200 people and an annual budget of nearly $12 million, the Center is one of the largest community mental health centers in Western Pennsylvania.